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Hermit Problem - Activity image Track the spread of a disease among hermits using this interactive Java applet
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Author: Nick Exner
Date Created: 6/15/2000
Last Modified: N/A

Detailed Description:

This activity is a demonstration of the use of expected value in a (very simplified) real-world application.

Consider the following question: hermits visiting each other spread disease on a secluded island, until a hermit who is immune because he has already had the disease is visited. On average, how many total visits will there be before the disease stops spreading?

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Interactive (Lessons that include an interactive component, generally Java, JavaScript, Flash, or a TI program.)
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